Why do you explore for and produce oil and natural gas in Canada?
Energy fuels our lives, and the appetite for energy is growing dramatically. Worldwide, energy consumption is projected to rise 27 per cent by 2040. We’re going to need more energy to meet this demand.
How can I find out more about how gasoline prices are set?
CAPP represents companies that explore for and produce oil and natural gas, but has no control over the price of gas. There are a number of sources outside of CAPP you can check out for more information.
What does the industry's economic contribution look like?
Our industry is the single largest private sector investor in the country, investing an estimated $40 billion in capital projects in 2018. The oil and gas industry will pay an estimated $48 billion in provincial and federal taxes between 2019 - 2029. Governments use this economic contribution to help pay for things like health care, education and public infrastructure.
Source: CAPP and CERI
What does the industry's workforce look like?
Right now, our industry accounts for more than 528,000 jobs across Canada, directly and indirectly. Every day, thousands of committed employees across Canada contribute to the growth, creation and development of our industry, making an important contribution to Canada’s economy.
What new technologies or innovations are being used by the industry?
Our industry is constantly striving to improve on existing technologies, particularly to minimize our environmental impact.
Where does Canada rank as a global energy producer?
Canada only represents 0.5 per cent of the world’s population, yet it is the fifth-largest natural gas producer and the sixth-largest oil producer in the world. Canada has extensive oil and natural gas resources right across the country.